Peter Saunders’ post last week mentioned David Burrowes, a British Conservative MP who opposes party leader and Prime Minister David Cameron’s pro-same-sex marriage stance. In the video above Mr Burrowes, a member of the new Coalition for Marriage, speaks for himself on the subject.

According to the Cranmer blog, he has suggested that Cameron’s “support of ‘gay marriage’ is part of his decontamination strategy to show that Conservatives are a ‘modern party’ – socially liberal, ‘with it’ and cool. There are, Mr Burrowes avers, many other ways to demonstrate the demise of ‘the nasty party’ without the Orwellian redefinition of the foundation of civilisation.

“In the midst of economic hardship, concerns over health and education reforms, the focus on government cuts, impending drought, the terrorist threat, and the meltdown of the euro, David Burrowes said last month that ‘gay marriage’ was not something ‘people are hammering us on the doorstep to do something about’.”

Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is the former deputy editor of MercatorNet